Texas A&M University at Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, and Qatar Primary Materials Company (Al-Awalia) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in order to collaborate on promoting sustainability and recycling of construction materials.
Under the MoU, Texas A&M at Qatar and Al-Awalia will combine efforts to improve the quality of recycled construction materials and enhance their use in various applications, 3D printing of structures and road construction.
The MoU will strengthen this partnership and expand the collaboration to various domains of sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems. It will also enable the two organizations to pursue translational research that will help secure resources to build Qatar’s future, in an environmentally sustainable, economical, and efficient manner.
Further, the MoU signed by Al Awalia and Texas A&M at Qatar reflects the desire of both organizations to support Qatar in achieving its goals set forth by Qatar National Vision 2030.
Texas A&M at Qatar Dean Dr. César Octavio Malavé said that, “By leveraging the combined expertise of Texas A&M at Qatar and Al-Awalia, we aim to conduct impactful engineering research and foster innovation. Our joint efforts hold the potential to directly benefit Qatar’s construction sector, bringing about positive change.”
“This partnership marks another milestone in our efforts to introduce sustainable solutions within the construction industry of our country. By combining the expertise and research insights from academia with our practical industry experience, we anticipate the generation of positive outcomes. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the fruitful outcomes of this collaboration,” commented Mr. Abdulaziz Ibrahim Al Tamimi, CEO of Al-Awalia.